How to grow Adiantum capillus veneris

Adiantum capillus-veneris grow and care – fern rhizome of the genus Adiantum also known as Adiantum capillus or Southern maidenhair fern, Adiantum capillus-veneris perennial evergreen or cold deciduous used as ornamental or medical plant, can grow in temperate, subtropics, mediterranean climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 7-11a.

Adiantum capillus-veneris leaves

Leaves color green in ovate shape leaves grow in pinnate structure in triangle.

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How to grow Adiantum capillus-veneris growing and care:

Rich soil, drainage, moist soil, humidity

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Snails, slugs

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant:
30-70 cm, 12-28 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Scientific name:

Adiantum capillus-veneris

How to grow Adiantum capillus veneris

Adiantum capillus-veneris


  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Fern
  • Geophyte
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

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